Tag Archives: spring

Tree of the month: Alder

The moon was full last night. So according to my favourite version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now halfway through the Month of the Alder. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. … Continue reading

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Wood anemonies

Spring is late here in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s not the reason for my lateness in writing my monthly blog posts about a tree, a crop and a butterfly, but I’ll write those when I get chance. Meanwhile the plants … Continue reading

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Big Spawn Count 2013

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
I’ve seen at least three frog-couples since the weekend, sometimes sat at the edge of the pond and other times swimming around. Each morning (and some evenings by torchlight) I check the pond for spawn but so…

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Woodland highlights: March

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Coming to a pond near you… close encounters of the amphibian kind

If you’re in Britain, Pond Conservation invites you to the Big Spawn Count 2013. It sounds very easy to join in. When spawning season begins, in the spring, you’re invited to count how many clumps of spawn are laid and … Continue reading

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